Military Pension Valuation and Distribution
San Antonio Military Pension Valuation and Distribution Attorney
If you or your spouse is active or retired military and you are getting divorced it is extremely important that you have an experienced military divorce lawyer on your side.
Military divorce has a set of unique legal issues that civilians are not faced with. One of the most important issues is the military pension valuation and distribution.
Contrary to common misconception, military pension is subject to division regardless of the length of the marriage. While the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) provides that in marriages lasting 10 years (coinciding with 10 years of military service), the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will directly pay the former spouse’s share of the of the service member’s pension benefits, it does not preclude spouses with shorter marriages from recovering their share of military pension, thrift savings plans, and other military retirement benefits.
I have extensive experience handling the special legal needs of service members:
• Military allotments
• Military pension valuation and distribution
• Child support calculations
• Equitable distribution of property
If you are the spouse of a service member and you are considering divorce, you need to understand that you should address the military pension during the divorce proceeding and not when the divorce is finalized. If you failed to do so there may still be a remedy available such as a motion to divide omitted assets. However, these motions can be costly and complicated.
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